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Dear Dietician: Trans Fats

Dear Readers, We've all heard of trans fats by now, but what are they and what effect do they have on the body? "Trans" is a chemistry term that refers to the arrangement of molecules. In a trans...

 

Dear Dietician: Natural Foods

Dear Readers, What images come to mind when you think of a natural food? An apple freshly picked from a tree? A loaf of bread fresh out of the oven? Fresh green beans right out of the garden? Some...

 

Dear Dietitian: Metabolic syndrome

Dear Dietitian, My husband has just been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. We are both overwhelmed and need advice about what to do. Signed, Beth Dear Beth, A new diagnosis can often be frightening a...

 

Dear Dietician: Dairy

Dear Dietitian, I recently read an article that said we should eat whole-fat dairy products like whole milk and yogurt. We've always heard that we should choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products....

 

Dear Dietician: Fasting

Dear Dietitian, A close friend of mine has recently lost thirty pounds on an intermittent fasting diet. It reminds me of crash diets that were once popular. Is intermittent fasting a good way to lose...

 

Dear Dietician: Breakfast

Dear Dietitian, I am trying to lose weight, so I often skip breakfast. My husband insists that this is not good for me and actually works against my efforts to lose weight. What do you say? Shirley De...

 

Dear Dietician: Nutrition studies

Dear Dietitian, Why are nutrition studies so confusing? One day we hear a certain food is good for us; then the next thing we know, the same thing may cause cancer. It's very frustrating! George D. De...

 

Dear Dietician: Nutrition facts

Dear Reader, The Food and Drug Administration developed a new Nutrition Facts label which was released in the beginning of 2018. The new label more clearly illustrates the serving size and the...

 

Dear Dietician: Sea Salt

Dear Dietitian, I have been using sea salt for most of my cooking. It's more natural than table salt, and I feel that it is a healthier alternative. But my husband challenges me on this point. What...

 

Dear Dietician

Is Coconut Oil Bad for You? Dear Readers, This past week a Harvard doctor referred to coconut oil as “pure poison,” which set off a social media firestorm. What’s all the fuss about? Another...

 

Dear Dietician

Dear Dietitian, My fourteen-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. We made an appointment with a dietitian, and she is doing her best to follow a gluten-free diet. The problem...

 

Dear Dietician

Dear Dietitian, I had a heart attack three months ago and since then have been more conscientious about my diet. I've been eating more fish and a friend was telling me about fish oil supplements. Are...

 

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